“After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come…. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven”(Luke 10:1, 18-20).
An English dictionary defined deliverance as the action of being rescued or set free. While this definition is true, I will attempt to give further details about the concept of personal deliverance; a concept that is not familiar to many Christians.
When Jesus gave born-again Christians the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, He invited all believers to the ministry of deliverance. Therefore, individual believers, who exercise their authority in the Word of God, can understand that personal deliverance is simply a ministration of deliverance by every believer.
A deliverance minister is one who deals with his or her problems first by applying the Word, before seeking for help elsewhere. It is a decisive effort by an individual at a definite time to pray and set himself or herself free from a particular problem or attack. Believers ought to be experts in personal deliverance. This helps born-again Christians to strengthen their faith in Christ and trust God for greater exploits.
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THE COMMAND TO CAST OUT DEMONS
Christ commanded all believers to cast out demons in His name and heal the sick. That is why the practice of personal deliverance brings good results to your life and lives of others around you. As a believer, you have been empowered to cast out demons from your personal life, business, job, family, and anywhere you see devil operate.
“16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”(Mark 16:16-18).
Unfortunately, most Christians are not aware that as soon as they became born-again Christians, they were empowered to do the ministry of deliverance by preaching to themselves first, and then others, and commanding evil spirits to leave.
The moment you repented, confessed and forsook your sins, you received the power to stop or dislodge demonic activities anywhere you see them. In fact, as a born-again Christian, Jesus empowered you to tread on demons and nothing can hurt you by any means. A believer’s power is made manifest through effective prayers. As a believer, you can do the work of deliverance even more than Christ had time to do while on earth. You can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens you. You can achieve a lot through prayers, including complete personal deliverance.
“12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it”(John 14:12-14).
“18Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18).
“1And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth”(John 9:1).
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It is very difficult, and almost impossible, to go through personal deliverance without believing in Christ and His Word. Prayers without trust in God’s Word can produce witchcraft results. Witchcraft results are capable of attracting demons into people’s lives, prolonging their activities and cannot cast out evil spirits. They are capable of bringing counterfeit results or fake deliverance.
“7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12).
It is also dangerous to ignore the practice of personal deliverance. People, who do, often fall victims of deliverance without Christ being the deliverer and the source of deliverance. Satanic deliverance ministers can transfer evil spirits from your leg to the head or from your body to your business, work, children, or even prolong demonic attacks in your life.
The mystery of iniquity can enable a sinner, a native doctor, an occult person, a very wicked unbeliever or immoral person to transfer sicknesses from place to place, person to person instead of casting them out completely. That is why it is very important for every believer to study the Bible and be conversant with the Word of God because knowledge of the Word is the greatest instrument of deliverance. Your exploits in the Word while praying and the use of Christ’s name are very effective weapon for true deliverance.
“30As he spake these words, many believed on him. 31Then said Jesus to those Jews, which believed, on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”(John 8:30-32, 36).
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Prayer Points to Effect Personal Deliverance
- As I praise, worship and thank God now, let my deliverance manifest, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, I trust in Your Word for my deliverance, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord Jesus, touch my body for immediate healing and deliverance, in the name of Jesus.
- Every yoke of ancestral sin in my life, break, in the name of Jesus.
- I breathe the Holy Ghost fire for my deliverance now, in the name of Jesus.
- Let the power of the Holy Ghost knock out my problems, in the name of Jesus.
- Power to obey every command from Jesus Christ, possess me, in the name of Jesus. Every demonic property in my possessions, I destroy you now, in the name of Jesus.
- I plead the blood of Jesus over every problem in my life, in the name of Jesus. Every covenant keeping me in bondage, break, in the name of Jesus.
- I drink the blood of Jesus for my deliverance, in the name of Jesus.
- I loose myself from satanic bondage, in the name of Jesus.
- I bind and cast out every evil spirit behind my problems, in the name of Jesus.
- I command every demon in-charge of my case to go, in the name of Jesus.
- Let God’s special touch for my deliverance take place now, in the name of Jesus.